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Northwest Film Center

Northwest Film Center

1219 SW Park Ave, Portland (OR), 97205, United States

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(503) 221-1156

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About NW Film Center is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and image makers, and audiences explore our region
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Mission Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
Description The Northwest Film Center is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and image makers, and audiences explore our region and the world through the big screen. Our theater, classrooms and facilities welcome a diverse cross-section of community members for film appreciation, skill- and community-building and technical support.

Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish.

The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

FILMS
The Film Center conducts an active year-round exhibition program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works that showcase a wide array of regional, national, and international cinema and video art. Thematic series, special retrospectives, and visiting artist programs highlight major contributions to the art form. Annual film festivals include:
- Northwest Filmmakers' Festival (November), a juried showcase of new work by regional artists, including Fresh Film NW youth-made films
- Portland International Film Festival (February), an invitational survey of new world cinema
- Reel Music Festival (January), exploring the lively interplay between sound and image, music and culture
- Global Classroom brings the best in new world cinema to high school classes through free screenings.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
The Northwest Film Center’s education programs provide learning opportunities and to working filmmakers, aspiring video storytellers, creatives and youth 4th-12th grade through classes, workshops, studios and camps.

The Film Center's programming in filmmaking, video production, animation, and screenwriting a
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